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    so I had an eye test today and within that i had a pressure test taken where they puff air into your eye, my right eye came up with a quite high pressure of 21 (21 is the boarderline between ok and high) ..so its not all that high. They said i have to be reffered to hospital for more tests.
    Has anyone else had this?
    anyone know the causes? ..im panicking so much now =[
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    I did work experience in Specsavers and had to run those tests... they're usually to test for glaucoma which is something that normally occurs on 40+, if i remember correctly. you could try researching 'glaucoma'.
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    ahh im only 18
    what age person do they do those tests on then?
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    (Original post by _charley_)
    ahh im only 18
    what age person do they do those tests on then?
    When i was there, mostly i did them on older people but there were some young people I had to do the tests on.

    EDIT: as you said, your 'figure' isn't too high so im guessing its some routine check they've referred you for.
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    I'm feeling a bit rusty on this, but I'll give it a sort of vague shot.

    I think intraocular pressure is the product of the production of vitreous humour by the ciliary body and its drainage through the trabecular meshwork and the canal of Schlemm.

    I think the most common cause of ocular hypertension is damage/infection to prevent drainage (slower removal, as opposed to increased fluid production).

    If I remember correctly, certain muscarins/anti-muscarins can also affect drainage via the trabecular meshwork, so if you are on any medication already, it could be playing a part.

    Hope this helps.
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    oh right ok ..it may be due to my grandmother having glaucoma perhaps
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    yeah 21mm hg is borderline
    They will be just checking for glaucoma like others have said.
    If the optometrist didnt see any damage in the back of your eye then if you do have glaucoma it can be treated early with very little risk of visual damage
    Just been revising this for my optometry resit this month :p:
 
 
 
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